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HCC: More than Just Letters, They Are Key to Coding and Care

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 4/13/22 12:33 PM

Remember eating alphabet soup as a child and gathering those tiny letters made from pasta to spell your name? Well, getting the right letters together still matters, and in the healthcare world, three letters to pay close attention to are HCC.

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Topics: Population Health, HCC, Hierarchical Conditional Category coding, HCC programs, hierarchical condition category

Gauging Healthcare Risk: From Antiquity to HCC

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 5/1/19 7:00 AM

In 2004, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services introduced Hierarchical Condition Category (HCC) coding.

Evaluating patient risk is as old as medicine itself. As early as the fifth century BCE, notes a 2011 study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Hippocratic tradition focused on the prevention of disease through diet and exercise. 

But ancient wisdom works best when combined with modern technology.

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Topics: HCC, CMS, hierarchical condition category, value-based medicine

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